Smart Infusion Pump Integration: Closing the Gap on IV Medication Errors
Smart Infusion Pump Integration: Closing the Gap on IV Medication Error
Adoption of smart pump technology has helped to minimize risks associated with infusing intravenous medications; however, errors still persist. Smart infusion pump integration is a tool designed to reduce human variability during the administration of intravenous medications, through the elimination of steps and manual processes.
Intended as a fundamental starting point for all organizations considering smart pump integration, join our expert speakers as they share their organization’s journey from the perspective of nurses and pharmacists as they close the gap on IV medication errors.
The foundation for a successful smart pump integration initiative begins with engagement of key stakeholders; however, in order to successfully integrate the electronic medical record (EMR) with the infusion pumps used to deliver medications, organizations must have an in-depth understanding of the medication use process. The drug library build should anticipate how the end-users will be utilizing the infusion pump and the method of administration for each medication (e.g., IV piggyback versus titration).
Join our speakers as they describe how to build a successful drug library platform, the value in standardizing and streamlining medication records, the importance of understanding nursing workflow both with and without integration, and how to know if you are ready for integration. In addition, our speakers will highlight how their organization has successfully used data from smart pump integration for organizational learning and quality improvement to further support their patient safety goals.
Interdisciplinary teams are encouraged to attend together:
- Nurse administrators, managers, educators, and frontline staff
- Medication safety officers/specialists and patient safety officers
- Pharmacists and nurses managing information technology
- Risk and quality managers
- Medical staff
- Information technology leadership
- Biomedical engineers
Following completion of the webinar, participants will be able to:
- Define smart pump integration
- Identify key concepts necessary for building a drug library and medication records in preparation for integration
- Recognize opportunities for workflow standardization for IV administration
- Discover organizational learning with the use of smart pump integration data
Christina Michalek BS, RPh, FASHP
Medication Safety Specialist
Institute for Safe Medication Practices
Amanda E. Prusch, PharmD, BCPS
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist-Medication Safety
Lancaster General Health
Tina M. Suess MHA, BSN, RN-BC, CPHIMS
Manager Medication Safety Integration
Lancaster General Health
This webinar is approved for 1.5 hours of Pharmacy Continuing Education and 1.0 hours of Nursing Continuing Education. There is no additional charge for the continuing education credits for this webinar.
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